Aug 25, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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This 200-plus-acre lake, managed by the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, provides enjoyable paddling and camping opportunities. Indeed, only a few lakes in southern New England — most of them Army Corps facilities — can boast no development along their shorelines. With a 5-mile-per-hour speed limit, you will encounter mostly canoes and kayaks. The sandy, pebbly shore provides easy access around nearly the entire perimeter
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Plan is to be on the water by 10am,please plan accordingly. Estimating about 1.5- 2 hour on the water. A nice easy flat water paddle.
Free parking is available at the West Thompson Lake Boat Ramp located at 400 Reardon Road. There are about 25 spaces in the gravel lot and the carry from the water’s edge is less than 50 feet. Take-out areas include a large concrete launch ramp and a grassy slope into the water. There are seasonal public restrooms available from April to October.
***PLEASE NOTE*** The organizers in this group are NOT trained leaders or instructors. The organizers only set the time and place, each person participating in any group trip is responsible for their own safety. Each participant is responsible for evaluating all relevant conditions for the trip and determining if their skills and equipment are appropriate for those conditions.
Required: PFD (worn), whistle, headlamp/flashlight (evening paddles). Optional/recommended: pump/bailer, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snack, change of clothes in drybag, sunglasses, hat/visor.
In areas where there is a boat launch intended to be used by people with trailers, please, if possible, launch to the side of the ramp and do not block the ramp with your kayak or other belongings.